NEW YORK CITY -- HTC is attempting to jumpstart its fortunes in the device market with a new flagship smartphone, a tiny camera, and apps for both Android and iPhone users.
CEO Peter Chou told the crowd in midtown New York that this was the first part of a "reimagining" of the company, while Chairwoman Cher Wang stressed that this was just the beginning of the introductions under the Desire line.
See below for more images of the HTC "Double Exposure" launch:
The president stressed during the presentation that the RE camera isn't a GoPro rival but a fast point-and-shoot for "the rest of us." The periscope-like camera initially connects to an Android or iPhone via Bluetooth but then sends the picture data via WiFi Direct. A single click on the RE takes a picture; holding down the button puts it in HD video mode.
HTC's executive director of portfolio strategy, Nigel Newby-House, tells us that the RE has a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera. It ships with an 8GB micro SD card but can be expanded up to 128GB. It can take 1080 or 720 HD video. The RE will be out at the end of October at $199.
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading